On This Planet: Illustration exhibition in aid of protecting animal habitats from destruction

On This Planet is an illustration exhibition aiming to raise awareness of the biggest challenge facing wildlife – habitat loss and habitat fragmentation – while fundraising for land.

By purchasing land, it creates, relatively rapidly, protected reserves in areas under imminent threat of destruction.

The exhibition, which runs from 18-21 May at The Old Street Gallery in London, features over 30 illustrators from the UK and beyond. Illustrators have chosen to illustrate those animals who have been affected heavily by habitat loss and fragmentation, including the tiger, the pygmy three-toed sloth and the buffalo.

Among the illustrators who have contributed to the exhibition are Lucie Ebrey, who has illustrated the tiger; Takayo Akiyama who has created an “intimate” portrayal of a three-toed pygmy sloth; Santiago Taberna who chose the Iberian Lynx; and Annemarie Rogers who illustrated the Florida Panther.

All artwork exhibited and prints will be risographed. The Risograph is an environmentally friendly and cost effective printer, which uses soy-based inks to produce unique outcomes. Originally used just as an industrial office printer, it has since become a popular way of printing zines, illustrations and posters.

Prints of each exhibited illustration will be available to purchase at the exhibition as well as online.
They will be printed using an environmentally friendly, soy-based ink and packaged in a biodegradable corn starch sleeve and backed using recycled and recyclable card.

Funds raised from print sales will go to World Land Trust’s “Buy An Acre” scheme where every £100 donated = 1 acre of land preserved for wildlife.

On This Planet aims to create a positive, fun and accessible way for people to take part in environmentalism. Proceeds from print sales will go to purchasing land through World Land Trust ‘Buy An Acre’ scheme, offering a more tangible and direct impact towards wildlife conservation.

On This Planet

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

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